'Star Trek 3' Director: Sequel Will Head Into 'Deep Space'

The Star Trek franchise has already sailed forth Into Darkness, and the upcoming sequel could go even darker.

Roberto Orci, who will make his directorial debut on the untitled Star Trek 3, appeared on the Humans From Earth podcast recently and spoke about his plans to bring the franchise into uncharted territory for the upcoming sequel.

"In [Into Darkness] they set out finally where the original series started," he said. "The first two films – especially the 2009 [Star Trek] – was an origin story. It was about them coming together. So they weren’t the characters they were in the original series. They were growing into them and that continues on in the second movie.  So in this movie they are closer than they are to the original series characters that you have ever seen. They have set off on their five-year mission. So their adventure is going to be in deep space."

Star Trek 3 is expected to hit theaters in 2016.

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